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Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC) Receives 2022 Business Friend of the Environment Award

October 4th, 2022


Milwaukee, WI – Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC) was honored to receive an award for Environmental Innovation at the Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Awards hosted by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC).

“Wisconsin’s economy depends on industry leaders who go above and beyond to use sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices,” said WMC Director of Environmental & Energy Policy Craig Summerfield. “WMC is proud to recognize these companies who prioritize environmental protection as they grow their businesses and build Wisconsin’s future.”

PMC is extremely grateful to be recognized amongst so many great Wisconsin-based businesses that have been recognized this year and in years prior. With bans on single-use plastics now being implemented in countries and cities across the globe, PMC is an industry leader in paperboard-forming solutions. Our machines use new technologies to offer high-speed and accurate production of strong and durable consumer products.

A significant trend in the industry is the identification of a replacement for Polyethelene (PE) as the coating used for sealing paperboard products, including paper cups. PMC played a vital role in the identification of Polylactic Acid (PLA) as a replacement solution. PLA is made from renewable resources such as cornstarch, sugar cane, and cassava. PMC is also currently hosting coatings companies and paperboard suppliers that are looking at aqueous-based PE replacement solutions to conduct Research & Development on PMC equipment. We understand that in order to identify a viable solution, all parties in the value chain must participate.

The employees at PMC take pride in the fact their talent and creativity contribute to a healthier environment. Our customers take pride in the fact that our innovative solutions promote and enable their sustainability initiatives through the replacement of harmful plastics with biodegradable, non-toxic paperboard. We hope the Milwaukee community will recognize Paper Machinery Corporation for its leadership in environmental sustainability and innovation through its 2022 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award.

To learn more about PMC’s paperboard forming technology for cups, containers, custom packaging, and container lids, visit www.papermc.com/machines.

Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC) Exhibiting at PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL in Chicago, October 23rd-26th

September 16th, 2022


MILWAUKEE, WI – Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC) in-person exhibiting at PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL in Chicago October 23-26th Booth #S3714

As the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced, cutting-edge forming machines for paperboard cups, containers, and custom packages, PMC’s booth will feature cups formed on the revolutionary servo-driven PMC 2001S and sealed for increased barrier protection by the EP 100 Edge Protection machine.


All of PMC’s products are built to last while delivering speed, high capacity, reliability, and durability. Our custom-engineered machinery includes the flexible PMC 2001S and PMC 2500S servo drive models as well as the high-speed mechanical PMC 1003 cup forming machine. In addition, PMC also offers double-wall, triple-wall, and specialty wrapping machines with customer-specified configurations.

Our industry-leading sales and engineering experts will be at our booth to talk about the bright future of PMC which includes the PL 300 2-piece lid machine, the PL 100 1-piece lid machine, and the PWM 200 Paper Straw Machine. Also, stop by to contribute a digital element to our one-of-a-kind, interactive Paper World experience, inspired by the ongoing effort that PMC makes to create sustainable solutions for the forming equipment and custom packaging industries.

“PMC is excited to be displaying our latest product design innovations adding Flat Rim capability to the proven PMC 2001S technology, and advanced barrier protection with the EP 100. The edge protection combined with the flat rim production expands PMC’s reach into a wide variety of formed paper solutions for Custom Packaging applications” stated John Fortin, PMC’s President, and Chief Executive Officer.

PMC is proud to continue its storied history of being an innovator of forming technology for over 70 years. We couldn’t be more excited to be back at PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL and look forward to showing you the exciting future that is in store for PMC.

  • Evaluating packaging and processing solutions is most effective when experienced in person at PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL
    McCormick Place: 2301 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
  • October 23, 2022 9:00 AM – October 26, 2022, 3:00 PM (local time)

If you’re interested in learning more about our machines and want to see them live and in action, we invite you to join us in booth #S-3714, at the most comprehensive packaging and processing event for 2022.

As our guest, we are offering you a complimentary exhibit hall registration: enter code 39K76 at checkout.

Click this registration link to receive this offer.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

For more information contact James Alexander at +1 414-362-8231

PL 300 2-Piece Paperboard Lid Forming Machine

September 1st, 2022

For over 70 years, Paper Machinery Corporation has been established as the technical resource & innovation leader in forming equipment for paperboard cups, containers, and custom packages. After years of innovation and enhancement to PMC’s core cup machine product line, the PL 300 2-Piece Paper Lid machine is an exciting next step forward.

The PL 300 produces high-quality 2-piece convolute paperboard lids that are strong and durable, allowing great expansion and flexibility for container manufacturers. Our team of forward-thinking engineers and skilled technicians have created this new innovative lid-forming machine to expand PMC’s product offering and meet the need for sustainable products.

The PL 300 continues the practice of offering tooling customization opportunities. Custom options are available for either blank-fed or roll-fed infeed platforms, and paperboard lids can be produced in various shapes and sizes up to 48 oz. Various finishing options are also available, including rolled, crimped, and smooth edge, as well as support for both offset and flexographic printed material for enhanced graphic quality, creating a perfect system for customers to be sure that their lids not only perform well but also live up to the highest quality visual standards as well.

Paper Machinery Corporation CEO & President John Fortin stated, “One of PMC’s strategic business goals is to continue our long-standing history of providing market-leading technology for paper forming products out to our customer base and to develop exciting new innovative product offerings like the PL 300. Adding the PL 300 2-Piece Lid machine to the EP 100 Edge Protection machine introduced in 2021 and PMC’s industry-standard cup forming equipment enables PMC to offer a complete equipment portfolio that will produce a full array of sustainable paper packaging solutions.”

Experience the PL 300 in our brand new, interactive Virtual Showroom today. For more information about the future of Paperboard Lids and Cup Forming technology at PMC, contact the PMC Sales Department.

Get To Know PMC

April 27th, 2022

Get to Know PMC

New to PMC?  Paper Machinery Corporation, has been the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced, cutting edge forming machines for paperboard cups, containers, and custom packages since 1951. PMC provides dependable state-of-the-art forming equipment for converters, food service and beverage company suppliers, food manufacturers and packagers worldwide. Since it’s start, Paper Machinery Corporation has served both the United States and the global market with more than 2,500 machine installations in over 40 countries. For the last 70 years, PMC has been headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has long been regarded as an excellent place to work, having been the recipient of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top Work Places award. Headquartered on a 135,000 sq. ft. property with a beautiful facility, PMC additionally supports satellite offices in China and Japan. The Milwaukee property has 110,000 sq. ft of manufacturing and assembly space in addition to  25,000 sq. ft of newly renovated office space.

Another unique aspect of Paper Machinery Corporation is that our employees are also owners! May 2, 2016 marked the transition to an 100%Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company. Which means that eligible PMC employees will earn shares of Paper Machinery Corporation stock over time.

With over 250 employees, our Engineering and Design group makes up over 20% of our employee base. Our Engineering group is responsible for the design, development and support of all PMC machinery and equipment. Our experienced and proficient engineers, designers and technicians are always working to set the standard for innovative forming machinery, while leveraging state-of-the-art machining centers alongside the most advanced software available.

To learn more about Paper Machinery Corporation, our latest announcements, Hiring Opportunities, and our Products and Services, please explore our Website, LinkedIn Page, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Page Linked Below!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/paper-machinery-corp./

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PaperMachineryCorp/videos

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/papermachinerycorporation

EP 100 Edge Protection Machine

November 16th, 2021

Paper Machinery Corporation enters into a new market opportunity with the introduction of the EP 100 Edge Protection machine.

The servo-driven EP 100 is an exciting new product category for PMC.  By supplying a machine that can apply barrier tape to a paperboard container, PMC will provide a packaging machine solution that can produce a more sustainable product.  Edge protected paperboard containers have increased resistance to oxygen, moisture transmission and oil absorption.  Additional benefits include scent protection and a packaging container with an extended shelf life by covering the exposed edge of the sidewall with tape.

Paper Machinery Corporation CEO & President John Fortin stated, “We are excited about this new product development at PMC.  As our customers continue to search for environmentally friendly packaging solutions, the EP 100 provides an opportunity to enter into markets where plastic was originally viewed as the only option.”

The EP 100 machine is a standalone offline machine producing up to 200 edge protected sidewall blanks per minute.  The machine can also be configured as an inline unit along with a PMC 2001S cup / container-forming machine, if production operations require it.

To find out more about edge protection and the EP 100, contact the PMC Sales Department.

Pack Expo Las Vegas 2021

October 7th, 2021

PMC displayed its brand new booth design this past September 27th-29Th at Pack Expo Las Vegas!  John Fortin, Mike Hansen, Adam Wescott and Bud Custer represented Paper Machinery Corporation at the event that was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  This was an opportunity to display the latest PMC products and innovations, connect with customers, and introduce PMC to a new audience.  Vice President of Packaging Mike Hansen said, “It was great to get back to meeting with the rest of the industry in person.  As expected, PMMI did an excellent job of creating an environment that encourages networking and for business to occur.”  Pack Expo, PMMI’s most comprehensive packaging and processing event, was a great success, with over 23,000 attendees, and over 1,500 exhibitors, it served as the largest packaging trade show in the U.S. in 2021.

There was a noticeable energy across the attendees and exhibitors at this year’s show.  People were ready to do business and were excited to discuss new projects with PMC.  It was also evident that there was a common theme and that was an increased focus on automation.  As companies continue to manage the current state of the labor force, there are a few solutions.

  1. Increased packaging equipment efficiency rates
  2. Higher speed equipment
  3. Implementation of robotics and automation

While we did also hear the impact that the global supply chain is having on customers evaluating new projects, it is promising to hear the number of sustainable paper-based projects that are on the horizon.  As the world continues to shake off the lasting impact of the pandemic, PMC believes its solutions are in a position to support a changing world.

Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC) Exhibiting at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, September 27th -29th

July 30th, 2021


MILWAUKEE, WI – Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC) will be back in-person exhibiting at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, September 27th -29th, booth #SL 5914, this coming Fall!

As the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced, cutting-edge forming machines for paperboard cups, containers and custom packages, PMC’s booth will feature unique and innovative round and non-round samples formed on our state-of-the-art line of machinery.

All of PMC’s products are built to last while delivering speed, high capacity, reliability and durability. Our custom engineered machinery includes the PMC 2001S, PMC 2500S servo drive models as well as the high speed PMC 1003 cup forming machine. PMC’s overwrapping machine samples will also be available at our booth, which are widely used in packaging and hot drink applications. In addition, PMC also offers double wall, triple wall and specialty wrapping machines with customer specified configurations.

“It has been almost two years since we have had the opportunity to meet face to face with our customers and industry professionals at an event like Pack Expo. We are excited to use this occasion as a chance to connect with our customers, and share some of our latest innovations and product developments” stated John Fortin, PMC’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

We are thrilled to get back into show season, and look forward to showing you the latest expansions of our product portfolio, in addition to groundbreaking advancements and new developments being made daily to allow us to remain market leaders in the paper forming machinery industry.

  • Evaluating packaging and processing solutions is most effective when experienced in-person at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO.
  • Las Vegas Convention Center: 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada, US, 89109
    • Booth # SL 5914
  • September 27, 2021, 9:00 AM – September 29, 2021, 2:00 PM (local time)

We invite you to join us in booth # SL 5914, at the most comprehensive packaging and processing event for 2021 – to experience the latest innovations to move your business forward!

As our guest we are offering you a complimentary exhibit hall registration: enter code 55E71 at checkout.

Click this registration link to receive this offer.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

For more information contact Donna Lehto at: 414-362-8231.

Paper Machinery Corporation Announces the New PMC 2001S

February 12th, 2021

Paper Machinery Corporation announces the new PMC 2001S servo-driven paper cup and container forming machine.

2001S Machine Blockout

An evolution of the PMC 2000S, the PMC 2001S is a fully servo driven machine that offers flexibility and quick tool changeovers. A tooling changeover on PMC’s servo-driven machines can be achieved within an eight-hour shift, making them an excellent choice for small production runs.

To meet customer demands, this machine can produce a wide variety of cups and container sizes and shapes at an increased speed of 240 per minute. The dependable, efficient and reliable PMC 2001S features a servo bottom feeder to bypass splices, a cycle stop to clear blanks, and an idle mode to facilitate maximum production.

“PMC continues to drive product innovation with the introduction of the PMC 2001S,” says newly appointed President and CEO John Fortin. “At a time when our customers are searching for increased flexibility, the application of enhancements in servo technology has advanced a machine that can support a broad portfolio of cups and packaging options.”

Having positioned itself as a world leader in forming machines for paperboard cups, containers, and custom packages, PMC is at the forefront of engineering innovation with its new high-speed 2001S. PMC’s state-of-the-art machinery includes not only the versatile servo drive models, but also the high speed PMC 1003 cup forming machine and overwrapping machines.

Paper Machinery Corporation has a long history of manufacturing custom machinery based on its customers’ needs and is set up to continue the development of future production concepts.

For more information, please email Bud Custer (ccuster@papermc.com).

COVID 19 Update – December 28, 2020

January 4th, 2021

Dear Valued Customer,

It goes without saying, 2020 has been a most challenging year. We are experiencing further stay at home orders and the cancellation of both interpack and drupa tradeshows. To address this, PMC has started to research virtual demonstration opportunities to allow us to continue to stay in touch with our customers. We look forward to implementing innovative techniques that will allow us to showcase how our machinery can further enhance your production capabilities.

The current state of our business activity is no longer declining, nor increasing, rather stable. We have noticed an increase in customers upgrading their machine models, as well as an evaluation of unique product offerings. There has also been an increase of tooling orders as we wrap up the year and it is encouraging to see our customers’ production continue to increase, particularly in food service.

COVID 19 has forced us as a company to evaluate how we are interacting with our customers both in the Sales and Customer Service Department. We have incorporated an increased portfolio of remote options and are excited to enhance these options in 2021.

As distribution of COVID 19 vaccinations are implemented worldwide, we look forward to a new “normal”. Thank you for your support. We wish you a healthy and bright New Year!

Paper Machinery Corporation
This release is also available for download as a PDF.

Paper Machinery Corporation Names John Fortin As The New President And CEO

November 23rd, 2020


John Fortin, President and CEOMILWAUKEE, WI – Paper Machinery Corporation announces that their Board of Directors has appointed John Fortin as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. Fortin officially started in the leadership role at PMC effective November 3, 2020.

Prior to joining PMC, Fortin served as President of Probat, Inc., a Chicago based manufacturing company that produces roasting and processing equipment for the coffee industry. Fortin has also held executive leadership positions with RathGibson, a PCC company, and Fluid Management, a Unit of the IDEX Corporation. Fortin has a BSME from Columbia University and a MSAE from the University of Cincinnati.

“We are very happy to welcome John to our team,” said Scott Koehler, CFO and board member. “John shares our company values, our passion for innovation and dedication to our customers. This shared philosophy and his leadership experience in global manufacturing companies makes him an excellent addition to our company.”

Fortin brings over 30 years of experience in the industrial manufacturing sector with engineered products. His successful track record in managing complex businesses and his business strategy of increasing market share through enhanced value for the customer, reinforce PMC’s tradition of designing and manufacturing the highest quality, state-of-the-art container forming equipment for the food and beverage market.

Fortin stated, “PMC is a highly respected industry leader with strong global market share position that has an outstanding team. I’m honored to join PMC and I look forward to working with PMC’s management team to expand our portfolio of innovative products and services it delivers to our customers.”

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, PMC is the world’s leading source of industrial forming machines for paperboard cups, containers, and custom packages. In 2016 PMC transitioned to a 100% employee owned company.